The Jungle Giants Share New Single ‘Love Signs’ Taken From Forthcoming Album due July 23rd

July 13, 2021
Photo credit: Jesper Hede




Brisbane act The Jungle Giants present the title track of their forthcoming album, ‘Love Signs’. Starring woozy synths and that signature can’t-stop-won’t-stop bass line, ‘Love Signs’ paints the picture of modern day romance. ‘Love Signs’ is the latest single to be released from their forthcoming album, following ‘Treat You Right’. Love Signs the album is due for release on July 23rd via Amplifire Music & The Orchard, and will be on full display when the band take it on tour internationally next year, including a headline show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on March 7th, 2022, tickets here. The show will be the first time the band has returned to the UK since their sold-out show at Electric Brixton in early 2020.

Once again The Jungle Giants have dropped this huge ensemble, rhythmically pleasing built on these warming soundbites and tones and a consistent fierce energy. The Jungle Giants have this infectious attitude emitting from each tone, texture, and rhythm. Their latest release captures this experimental side and flawlessly details this surge of soulful melodies. This is such a power and pop-driven arrangement, one of the most memorable tracks of 2021 and then some. It’s got this summer vibe and teases us for what will be a monumental album.

Along with physical and non-verbal displays of affection, modern day love signs take the form of texts, tweets and tags. Lead singer Sam Hales elaborates, “It’s about these little messages we send each other, love signs.” The track maintains the positive and quirky spirit which has seen the band rise to one of Australia’s biggest and most beloved independent acts, with multiple platinum-selling singles in their homeland, 300 million streams across their discography, and a rapidly growing international fanbase. 

After completing a world tour in early 2020, The Jungle Giants returned to Australia at the same time the pandemic hit, forcing everyone into strict lockdown. For frontperson Sam Hales, who solely wrote and produced the album, the timing couldn’t have been better, providing the push he needed to properly go it alone creatively. Being locked away in the studio by himself for weeks on end proved taxing, but also fortuitous, both personally and professionally. It forced Hales to take creative risks, like channeling Timbaland and Ashanti in his ‘90s production style and vocal falsettos. “It’s been a really good process, really self-affirming,” Hales says of making Love Signs. “When you trust in your ability, and you trust in your heart, and just be really honest, that’s the best feeling in the world. The album is about all those little messages we send each other, the love signs.”

Originally conceptualised as a solo project, The Jungle Giants became a fully-realised band in 2011 when vocalist/guitarist Sam Hales was joined by high school friends Cesira Aitken (lead guitar), Andrew Dooris (bass), and Keelan Bijker (drums). Their 2019 single ‘Heavy Hearted’ recently became certified-platinum, and was officially nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Previous album, 2017’s Quiet Ferocity, saw the band reach a career-high, producing two certified Australian Platinum singles in  ‘Feel The Way I Do‘ and ‘Used To Be In Love‘, and two certified Australian Gold singles in ‘Bad Dream‘ and ‘On Your Way Down‘. All four singles made appearances in the iconic, publicly-voted Australian annual music poll the triple j Hottest 100, as well as ‘Sending Me Ur Loving’ which reached 8th place in the 2020 poll, a huge feat for an independent band. 

Love Signs is out July 23rd via Together We Can Work Together / Amplifire Music & The Orchard

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